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Seniors

Countdown to FAFSA & DREAM Act

March 2, 2021

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It's time to fill out your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application!

Class of 2021- Senior Timeline

  • Talk to your counselor and find out if you are on track to meet A-G University requirements!
  • College Readiness Academy 3-7th
  • UC Application opens August 31
  • Begin researching your school of interest
  • Work on your “Brag Sheet”
  • Create a professional, personal email account dedicated only to college communication
  • Important! Talk to your parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding 2019 tax return information. You will need tax return documents to apply for financial aid
  • Submit any verification documents to UC if required
  • UC Berkeley applicants- remind recommenders of upcoming Letter of Rec (LOR) deadline & send “Thank you” note thereafter if applicable
  • Complete VCCF Scholarship application. The deadline is January 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM.
    • Check with Ms. Vasquez for any VCCF workshops
    • Follow up with recommenders and send “Thank you” note or email
  • Create portal accounts for each individual campus you applied to (be on the lookout in your email!)
    • Review “To Do” checklists on each portal account
  • Apply for financial aid
    • Gather financial documents needed for FAFSA or DREAM Act applications- 2019 State & Federal Taxes
    • Create Webgrants4Students account after applying for financial aid
    • Review Student Aid Report (SAR) and look for errors
  • Visit College and Career Center website for scholarships
  • Register for and attend community college workshops with Oxnard College
  • Review “To Do” checklists on all college and university portal accounts
  • Apply for financial aid via the FAFSA or DREAM Act & be on the lookout for Oxnard College application workshops!
    • Gather financial documents needed for FAFSA or DREAM Act applications- 2019 State & Federal Taxes
    • Create Webgrants4Students account after applying for financial aid
    • Review Student Aid Report (SAR) and look for errors
    • Deadline to apply for financial aid is March 2, 2021
  • Register for and attend community college workshops with Oxnard College
  • Visit the College and Career Center website for scholarships
  • March 2, 2021: FAFSA & DREAM Act  Deadline
    • Create Webgrants4Students account after applying for financial aid
    • Review Student Aid Report (SAR) and look for errors
    • Check to see if you were selected for financial aid verification 
  • Check campus portals for admissions decisions (Mid March)
  • Register for and attend Community College application workshops with Oxnard College
  • Visit the College and Career Center website for scholarships
  • Register for and attend Community College application workshops with Oxnard College
  • Check portals for admissions decisions
  • Sign up for Virtual College Tours of admitted campuses
  • Compare financial aid award letters/offers with Ms. Vasquez (appt. through Calendly)
  • If admitted into a UC campus, be on the lookout for a special event invite (via email) from Ms. Vasquez
  • Submit official Student Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1, 2021
  • Register for University Orientation (Fall 2021)
  • Submit official AP test scores through College Board
  • Complete University Housing application for SIR campus
  • Students will be notified of VCCF scholarship decisions